EMNZ

Pastoral Farming

Using EM will improve crop and pasture yields and enhance fertiliser performance. 

The applications in pasture are centred around improving your biggest asset….your soil. 

EM works by getting the natural processes to function, the way nature intended by stimulating biological activity in the soil and plant. EM will enhance soil and pasture performance through:

  • Solubilising nutrient compounds for uptake by the plants root system
  • Converting dead and organic matter for increased biology and fertility
  • Producing growth promoting substances that increase plant production
  • Suppressing harmful pathogens
  • Increasing carbon and nitrogen fixation
  • Stimulating mychorrizal activity and earthworm
  • Increasing nutrient uptake in pasture
  • Improving photosynthesis of plants

Therefore you will see gains in: yield, fertility and soil structure. Read more about what EM does in your soil.

A healthy soil and stimulated biological activity help build stable aggregate and soil structure.  increased aggregate stability prevents the pore spaces between the aggregates from collapsing during heavy, saturating rains and reduces compaction. 

Improving Yields

EM works firstly through effective organic matter recycling which builds humus, the food for your soil and plants. It will also enhance fertiliser and nutrient breakdown in the soil and uptake by plants, will give improvements in nitrogen fixation and stimulate micorrhyzal activity. 

This has two main functions, firstly it creates better growing conditions and this leads to a stronger healthier plant. Secondly it provides competitive exclusion, which means that it out-competes pathogens for space, by inoculating the leaf surfaces with beneficial microbes. The cumulative effect of all of these functions is a higher yielding crop. 

The graphs on the right show the impact EM can have on yield. 

Pasture Renovation

The below picture illustrates a trial we ran with a farmer showing the effectiveness of EM in pasture renovation. The farmer used a double spray technique with roundup to kill old pasture and then direct drilled new pasture. EM was combined with the Roundup spray at 10 Litres/Ha of EM Ready to Use (RTU). The farmer did one block with EM and one without and the below photos were taken 3 months after emergence. 

 

Improved Root Structure

This was shows the difference between a paddock of clover treated with EM and one without. The main differences and the improved root structure and many nodules on the treated paddock. There was also a much better breakdown of organic matter in the soil . 
 

Key applications for Pastoral farming 

  • For large scale use we recommend using our EM Ready to Use product.
  • This is our expanded product and is the most cost effective way to use EM. It can cost as low as $1 per litre for more details contact EMNZ
  • We recommend using 15-20L per hectare when using EM by itself or 10L per hectare when used in conjunction with other nutrients.

Also see publication ref. "Innovative use and adaption of a microbial technology (EM) for large scale vegetable, arable and stock production on an organic farm in Canterbury, New Zealand."

A test was done on the height of barley when using regular control versus control mixed with EM

Low Cost Bio-Stimulant

For large scale use we recommend using our EM Soil and Crop product. This is our expanded ready to use product and is the most cost effective way to use EM. It can cost as low as $2 per litre depending on volume purchased (please contact us for volumes in excess of 200 litres). We recommend using 15-20L per hectare when using EM by itself or 5-10L per hectare when used in conjunction with other nutrients.

Please contact us for more information on how to make EM as cost effective as possible.

Relevant News Articles

Building Disease Suppressive Soils

14 June 2021

Achieving the best possible results for you crop begins below the ground, and specifically in the top few centimetres of healthy topsoil. Topsoil is so important because it contains all the nutrients that plants need to survive. It is also the city in which the all-important soil organisms live – where the Bacteria, fungi, archaea, nematodes and nameless other organisms quietly feed and defend our

New Product: EM Fulvic

2 February 2021

We are happy to announce the development of a new product for your Crops. EM Fulvic is a concentrated liquid Fulvic acid product product containing 12.5% Fulvic acid combined with EM. Fulvic Acid is a powerful extract from humates which offers a host of benefits for both the soil and the plant. This product has been designed to mobilise and naturally chelate elements in the soil.

New Product: EM Foliar Enhance

8 December 2020

EM Foliar Enhance is a product designed to give your crops the best natural way to achieve both a high yield and crop quality. This high quality product is a combination of naturally harvested and high quality local seaweed, and a plant derived amino acid complex, fulvic acid and our fermented microbial inoculant - EM.

New Product: EM Amino

23 September 2020

EM Amino is a full spectrum L-Amino acid that is plant derived making it highly available to all agricultural crops. Its unique combination includes a range of beneficial biology, trace minerals, carbohydrates and enzymes. Plants gain their proteins from amino acids that are produced via complex biochemical processes that consume vast amounts of energy within the plant.

New Product: EM Foundation

23 September 2020

We are happy to announce the development of a new product for your Soils. EM Foundation is designed to enhance the activity and longevity of microbial activity in the soil. EM Foundation is a product which combines beneficial soil microorganisms (EM), Amino Acids, Plant Growth Stimulants, and complex food sources in the form of Fish hydrolysate and Humic and Fulvic acid.

EM1 Concentrate

EM1 Concentrate

EM1 Concentrate is the original and authentic Effective Microorganisms that was originally formulated by Dr. Teruo Higa. EM1 is an all-natural probiotic for plants and soils. EM1 Concentrate is a natural, safe technology with many applications around the Garden, Farm, Vineyard and Environment. A certified organic input, EM1 Concentrate can be expanded by the user to increase the product volume 20 fold, making it a low cost microbial input.

From $26.50

EM Soil & Crop

EM Soil & Crop

EM® Soil and Crop is a certified organic technology with many applications around farm, orchard, and vineyard environments. This ready to use product works by stimulating soil biology to enhance soil performance and plant production.

$95.00

EM Environment

EM Environment

EM Environment is a Ready to Use product which is a natural, safe technology with many applications around waste processing, odour, septic systems, compost and water quality. A certified organic product, EM Environment, works by getting the natural processes to function, the way nature intended. This includes breaking down odour, organic matter and sludge, balancing the microbial environment and improving composting activity

$95.00

EM Amino

EM Amino

EM Amino can be foliar or soil applied on its own or with fertiliser and crop protection products. It is quickly mobilised within the plant to areas where it is most needed. The importance of amino acids is often overlooked in relation to crop results

$119.00

EM Fulvic Acid

EM Fulvic Acid

EM Fulvic is a powerful extract from humates designed to mobilise and naturally chelate elements in the soil

$119.00